Saturday, 12 June 2010

Poetry in Stitching

I'm so overwhelmed I can hardly contain myself.

Look what Jackson sent me!!!!!!

Isn't it amazing!!!! I wish I were a better photographer. I am looking forward to seeing her photos of this fabulous piece. Everything about it just blows me away, from the way she has perfectly captured the atmosphere of the scene, to the incredible detail of the hair on both The Dude and Maude, to the subtle shading in the metallic dress and on the horns, to the beaded highlights. I am absolutely in awe of you, Jackson! I can't believe you could bring yourself to give this away, either! :-)

Among the other gifts she sent was another brilliant embroidery plus fabric and rick-rack to make a pillow, which I couldn't resist whipping up straight away:

Fight Club is near the top of my list of favourite movies.

This swap made me very happy indeed! Jackson, I can't thank you enough! You are a legend :-)


MafiosaGrrl said...

Holy cow, that pillow looks way better than I could have done, I'm telling ya. The rick-rack edge is all even and nice, lol.

It makes me happy that you are so happy with it. I really enjoyed making it for you :)

Anonymous said...

Beautiful job! You absolutely deserve it Sam.

p.s. What's your secret to a perfect rick-rack edge?

Sam said...

LOL, I hid the bits of rick-rack that weren't so even :-)

I usually just rule a line about half an inch from the edge, and then line up the rick-rack, sewing it all the way around the wrong side of the top piece. Then pin and sew the bottom piece very close to the seam you've already sewn, leaving a gap for stuffing. Turn right side out and close the gap. Easy :-)

Eden said...

Wonderful stitching on your gift!! I adore your pile of pillows on that chair, just makes me want to get closer and check them out!! I'm such a sucker for colorful pillows :D

Bean said...

wow, what a beautiful gift!!

FibreJunky said...

Wow! That is flat out a,azing!!

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